Google's annual convention begins on Wednesday, May 11th. Here's everything we can expect to see, from Android 13 to the rumored Pixel Watch.
Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, is a day absent. It starts on Wednesday, May 11 (streaming live at 10am GMT) and runs through Thursday, May 12. Rumors are circulating about the upcoming Google Pixel phones, the possible Pixel watch and the supposed follow-up of Android 13 to Android 12 from Google.
Despite all the speculation, it's safe to say that Google has some big announcements in store for I/O 2022. Ultimate year at I/O 2021, Google showed off Android 12, new video chat technology Project Starline and major updates to Wear OS. OS. We don't know exactly what's in store for this year's conference, but we're keeping an eye on all the new technologies Google may introduce this week. Here's what you need to know before the convention.
How to watch Google I/O 2022 live
Google I/O will be available free to watch live at io.google/2022 starting at 10AM GMT on Wednesday, May 11, and the event will also be recorded and available to watch thereafter. In the meantime, you can sign up for a free Google Developer Profile if you're interested in getting email updates about the convention and keeping track of the events you'll be attending virtually.
What we expect Google to announce
It's very likely that Google will give us a look at the next Android mobile operating system, Android 13. The new Android OS is still in beta testing, but we'll likely know some key details at the conference. The Android Developer Blog has already introduced a number of new settings and features, as well as improvements to Android 12's Material You Design framework.
Pixel 6A phone
At I/O 2019, Google introduced the first budget "A" version of the Pixel phone: the Pixel 3A. Then, over the next two years, Google pushed the Pixel 4A and 5A versions from May to August due to pandemic-related delays. Rumors propose that Google may resume its original "A" release schedule for 2022, making its 6A debut at I/O this year. (However, tech leaker John Prosser says the actual launch will be delayed until July 28 for most markets.) According to leaks from industry experts, the 6A may get the powerful Google Tensor 6 and 6 Pro chip, along with a 6.2-inch OLED display Screen and perforated front camera.
Although Google already owns Fitbit and is building Wear OS in partnership with Samsung, Pixel Watch hypothesis includes a possible Wear OS interface, simplified design, health tracking features, and three different versions.
Pixel Fold and Android 12L developments that support foldable phones
Android 13 isn't the only Android update we could see at I/O this year: Google has been sourcing Android 12L, a version of Android 12 that's adapted for tablets and foldable phones (like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3). Speaking of which, Google is expected to launch its foldable device (Pixel Fold) later this year. Perhaps we'll take a look during the I/O.
Changes in Google Stadia
Google-owned cloud gaming platform Stadia is likely to make an appearance in some form. Rumors propose that Google will offer its Stadia streaming technology to other companies, including Peloton, under the Google Stream name . Provided this proves true, we may see an announcement of a rebranding at I/O.